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What is ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a drug that is widely used and prescribed as a painkiller. It is also used to treat some forms of arthritis. It is marketed under the trade names Advil, Motrin and Nuprin.

ibuprofen side effects

Like aspirin, ibuprojen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID); long-term use of NSAIDs can cause serious side effects, particularly in people who are taking anti-coagulant drugs to reduce risk of stroke.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain